July 2 Leading Mentorship for New Teachers – UBC Summer Institute


Leading Mentorship for New Teachers

July 2–4, 2014

The BC New Teacher Mentoring Project, in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education, is hosting a Summer Institute on “Leading Mentorship for New Teachers” on the beautiful UBC Vancouver campus July 2–4, 2014.

The Institute will bring together 40 mentor leaders from across British Columbia to build a professional community of mentor leaders and advocates committed to the development and facilitation of effective mentoring practice. The Institute will provide opportunities to learn, dialogue, share models of mentorship, and explore new possibilities across the diverse programs that have emerged in BC.

Key presenters at the Institute will include Laura Servage (U of Alberta principal researcher for the ATA Longitudinal study: Teaching in the Early Years of Practice), Anne Phelan (UBC Faculty of Education, Professional Learning and Teacher Inquiry), and Linda Farr Darling (UBCEleanor Rix Professor of Rural Teacher Education). Co-facilitators for the conference will be Alison Davies (New Teacher Mentoring Project Co-ordinator) and Nancy Hinds (Consultant).

School Districts/locals were invited to nominate up to two participants to attend the conference. These individuals are current or emerging mentor leaders who are committed to ongoing leadership and professional development in induction and early career teacher mentoring practices.

The Institute is aimed at individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • display the commitment and skills to provide ongoing leadership in advancing the growth of a mentoring culture within their district/local
  • are experienced mentors and/or educators with capacity to facilitate workshops to build effective mentoring practices/relationships for early career teachers within their own district and within other interested districts.

For further information, please contact Alison Davies, NTMP co-ordinator, at adavies@bctf.ca or call 604-871-1823.